Dimming the Lights on Property Rights: A Debate on Short Term Rentals in Austin
Thursday, July 21, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation for a debate on short term rental regulations in Austin.
In an effort to get rid of “party homes” the Austin city council set a bed time for all adults in short term rental properties. You can now sleep well at night knowing your neighbors will not be watching television past 10 o’clock!
In the spring 2016 the Austin city council passed an ordinance banning certain kind of short term rentals (STRs), setting arbitrary occupancy caps, a strict 10pm bedtime, and allowing for warrantless searches which can be conducted at any “reasonable” time. A full list of the restrictions can be found here. The penalty for violating any of these new rules could result in a $2,000 per person fee. With the implementation of this new ordinance, the city is now on track to ban many STRs altogether by 2022.
For more information on short term rental regulations, please visit www.austinpropertyrights.com.
Sloan Dean, Ashford
Chance Weldon, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Joel Rasmussen, Austin Rental Alliance
Moderated by Elizabeth Saab, FOX 7 News
Complimentary Chick-fil-A lunch will be served.
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